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I ♡ Trademarks Newsletter:Issue #392

Bri Van Til | July 09, 2024
2 min read

Become a NIL-lionaire

This USPTO roundtable about NIL issues and AI looks super interesting.

Current and former beach volleyball and rowing club student athletes at the University of Oregon are suing the school for violating Title IX with the value of scholarships and NIL deals offered to its female athletes.

In addition to NIL deals, the NCAA is working on revenue sharing with student athletesWill that lead to equal pay lawsuits?

Here’s a client-focused explanation of trademarks for personal brands.

There’s Value There, Asia Can See

Indonesia will become the pilot country for WIPO to send its staff for Genetic Resources and Traditional Knowledge (GRATK) training.

To learn more about IP in Indonesia and other countries in Southeast Asia, join us for this webinar later this month.

According to the UN IP agency, China has the most patent applications for generative AI technology.

Don’t miss this webinar about trademarks in China, the world’s second largest economy.

Hong Kong is looking to update its Copyright Ordinance to encourage generative AI development—and allow for copyrights for AI-generated works.

Comment, Like, and Subscribe

SCOTUS ruled that the federal government can pressure social media companies to remove disinformation. They didn’t rule based on the First Amendment challenge but rather found that the plaintiffs didn’t have standing.

In another case about social media companies, SCOTUS was asked to decide the constitutionality of laws barring social media companies from censoring content. They remanded the case back to the lower courts.

Trademark applications suggest that TikTok might be getting a chatbot named GENIE. Can I wish that social media chatbots would go away?

Professional Concerns

I don’t know how many mountains you’ve had to climb in your professional career, but after the Tenth Mountain, maybe you should just go ahead and get this job as a trademark associate.

Examine this special listing for a trademark examination policy specialist at the USPTO.

What station sounds like the funnest station? The PlayStation. Go be their senior IP paralegal.

Apply to be brands counsel at this petroleum company. Then you can advise on IP for BP. But do it ASAP.

Fox Rothschild has an opening for an IP attorney. Go get it, you sly dog!

Have an open role on your team? Send a link to your job listing to, and we’ll publish it in our next newsletter.

Odds and Ends

The White House is hosting a conference next month for creators to come and share their experiences.

It looks like filing USPTO trademarks via the Madrid Protocol doesn’t bode well for foreign filers.

Brands appear to be shying away from ideas considered “woke.” NPR calls that de-woking. Should we instead call it sleeping?

New York and Los Angeles police officials are decrying the alleged infringement of their trademarks in the PlayStation’s Cop Officers video game.

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